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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 29, 2011 at 10:17 AM

“These Amazing Shadows” on KCTS tonight

For movie buffs who feel like staying home tonight: The documentary “These Amazing Shadows,” about the history and work of the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry, airs tonight in the Seattle area on KCTS/9 at 10 p.m. I saw the film (which includes entertaining interviews with Christopher Nolan, Debbie Reynolds, John Waters, Leonard Maltin, George Takei and Rob Reiner, among others) at the Port Townsend Film Festival earlier this year and really enjoyed it — and learned a great deal about the NFR, which every year names 25 films as treasures to be preserved for future generations. Some of the films are well known, others are obscure; but all become targeted for meticulous preservation. This year’s 25 films have just been announced, and include “Bambi,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Lost Weekend,” “Twentieth Century,” and “The War of the Worlds,” among others.

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